'''Leonard Woolsey Bacon''' (January 1, 1830 – May 12, 1907
[''Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University'', Yale University, 1906-7, New Haven, pp. 687-9.]
) was an American clergy
man, born in New Haven, Connecticut
. He was a social commentator and a prolific author on religious, social, and historical matters. In social, political, and religious issues of his times, he often broke with the traditions of his countrymen, sometimes causing "great sensation."